Email Quick Start

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ECE accounts come with the ability to send and receive e-mail. Your e-mail address is (If you need a departmental account, please see How To Get An Account.)

Although the department supports several methods for sending and receiving e-mail, most users will find that the recommendations below will suit their needs.


Access your mail using a web browser through

If you receive an SMTP:535 5.7.0 Error: authentication failed: authentication failure when attempting to send messages, please reset your ECE account password at

Configure Your Email Client

Receive Mail Via IMAPS

Setting Value
Protocol / Server type IMAP
Email address
Server hostname
SSL/TLS encryption SSL
Port 993
Authentication type Password (Secure authentication = No)
Username username

Send Mail Via SMTP

Setting Value
Protocol / Server type SMTP
Server hostname
SSL/TLS encryption TLS (Note: Thunderbird use STARTTLS)
Port 587
Server requires authentication Yes
Authentication type Plain (Secure authentication = No)
Username username

Specific instructions for configuring common email clients are also available.

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